Chhattisgarh model has become a topic of discussion across the country: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh model has become a topic of discussion across the country: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur: “Chhattisgarh model has become a topic of discussion all over the country. This is the result of your cooperation and hard work. Even the officials from various states of the country, who had gathered at Vigyan Bhavan of New Delhi, were discussing the development works of Chhattisgarh. They had also expressed interest in visiting the state and studying the works being done in Chhattisgarh. It is a matter of pride for the people of Chhattisgarh”, said chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday.

He was addressing the hat-trick festival of cleanliness (Swachchta Ka Hattrick Mahotsav) organized at a private hotel in Raipur today.

He added that 4 committees of Lok Sabha have praised Chhattisgarh for the development works.  The state government is working on 6-R policy for cleanliness i.e. Rethink, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Reduce, and Refuse.

“It is a matter of great joy and pride that Chhattisgarh has been awarded as the cleanest state of the country for the third time in a row. This year urban bodies of the state have won 67 awards in the field of cleanliness. He congratulated the urban bodies, the sanitation workers, and Swachchta didis for their contribution to this achievement. Achievements like these are the result of good coordination between the officials and the public representatives”, he said.

He felicitated the national award-winning urban bodies of the state, for their excellent performance in the field of cleanliness. Earlier, he also launched the video of Urban Theme Song prepared by Urban Administration Department and Safai Ponga website.

Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria said that we have won the cleanest state award for three consecutive years, as a result of the collective efforts of Swachchta didis, officers-employees of the department, and public representatives of urban bodies. He congratulated and appreciated their hard work for making Chhattisgarh the cleanest state of the country.

Raipur Mayor Aijaz Dhebar said that Chhattisgarh has made its mark in the country. Everyone is talking about the Chhattisgarh model. He said that out of 4610 cities of the country, Raipur city has maintained its rank in the top six this year. Shri Dhebar said that the Safai Karamcharis and Swachhata Didis have rendered incomparable services during the COVID crisis.

Meanwhile, the chief minister also felicitated the urban bodies awarded under 'Swachh Bharat Mission', in the Hattrick Festival of cleanliness (Swachchta Ka Hattrick Mahotsav) organized today. In the cleanliness survey, the Municipal Corporations Raipur, Bilaspur, Bhilai Nagar, Korba, Durg, Birgaon, Rajnandgaon, Dhamtari, Risali, and Raigarh were awarded as 3 Star Garbage Free City, Ambikapur was awarded as 5 Star Garbage free City, Bhilai, and Chirmiri as One Star Garbage free City.